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Geriatrics/Chronic Pain (Meyer 6)

Meyer 6 houses two distinct services. The Geriatric Service specializes in the treatment of medically complicated elderly patients with severe affective and neuropsychiatric disorders. The Pain Treatment Service evaluates and treats those with intractable pain, in addition to treatment of the psychological distress that accompanies this condition while improving physical functioning for this patient population.

Patient Population

  • Geriatric Psychiatry, Pain Treatment Service

Number of Beds

  • 9 geriatric inpatient beds
  • 11 pain treatment inpatient beds
  • 2 partial hospitalization programs that serve as a stepdown for each service

Nurse/Patient Ratio

  • Varies 1:4-6

New Grad Orientation Length

  • 8 weeks
Devin Lowe

Why I Choose Psychiatric Nursing

"There's a huge focus on teaching here. We have lunchtime learning lectures, workshops, and classes. Health care is always changing and it's nice to be at a hospital that's on the cutting edge, that's forward thinking and often molds the patient care practice that other hospitals follow."

—Devin Lowe, RN
Geriatrics/Chronic Pain Unit

More Food, Fewer Crises

The introduction of family-style dining last year has changed the atmosphere across Meyer 3, a locked unit that accommodates up to 22 patients, many of them diagnosed with schizophrenia or affective illnesses, such as bipolar disorder.

Read how introduction of Family-style dining has changed patient's attitudes.